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minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." word from president obama he is canceling his meeting with president putin over russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. plus, a new suspected american drone strike on al qaeda. >>> the surprising heart procedure for former president george w. bush. >>> the chef leading michelle obama's fight against childhood obesity. finally good news. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> president obama warns the nation of a global terror threat. >> another possible drone strike in yemen overnight. >> strikes are an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot. >> the g-20 summit is in st. petersburg. >> i will be going there. >> however, president obama canceling a meeting with vladimir putin. >> saying he was disappointed russia granted asylum to the nsa leaker. >> former president bush home from the hospital after a heart procedure. doctors inserted a stent to clear a blockage. >> senators
law makers calling for president obama to suspend aid. but even cutting off $1.5 billion in annual support may not bring the change washington is hoping for. >>> secretary of defense was asked if cutting aid would end the violence. >> it is limited. it's up to the egyptian people. >> even if the u.s. does cut off support, egypt may not lose a dime. reimburse egypt if western countries suspend their aid. cbs news, washington. >> a new pew poll show 51% of americans want to cut off aid. >> let's get another check on weather. you are talking about lightning. there was a lot of fog out there. >> the atmosphere may be more stable. so maybe not as much lightning as yesterday. still have a chance of lightning. the red flag warnings are still up in the bay area. we have plenty of lightning strikes. you can see that rotating through away from the coastline as low continues to remain south. numerous lightning strikes. over 11,000 continued lightning strikes out over the bay waters as well. quite the display last night. low clouds and fog. the temperatures right now 61 degrees and mild in oak
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obama cancelled his one on one visit with vladimir putin next month the latest in a series of setbacks between the two countries. the tanslation follow's russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden, accused of leaking national security agency secrets. mr. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia. >>> next round of the america's cup where they stand in the semifinal races. >> a home ownership is, you know, the quintessential element of the american dream. >> how the housing market takes center stage in the president's southern california tour. >> and leaden overcast in the bay area giving way to a peak of sunshine out there. the numbers warmer than yesterday and we are beginning a warm trend. i'll explain what that is, it's been so long, after a break coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, online interview with the he buying website, zillow. "homeownership is the quintessential element of t >>> the president is continuing his tour of southern california and participating in an online interview with the home buying website sill low. ska home ownership is the quintessential america
to buy health insurance under obama care is just months away starting on january 1. you'll pay a penalty. if you don't have it according to the local non-profit insurance premiums have gone up 170% over the last decade. a new field poll finds that 50% of the california voters have difficulty affording health care. now, some that work out of the popular retailer will not have theirs paid for by their employer. kpix 5 on the criticism that is mounting against forever21. >> reporter: some of the workers got the bad news last week. hours are getting cut, no more vacation time, and they are losing medical, dental, and vision coverage. they are being hypocrites, especially after having the biblical reference on their shopping bags. >> i don't think it's fair for them to be like that. i mean they're a christian organization. doing something like that doesn't seem right. >> reporter: the cutbacks are coming after the company recently audited its staffinglevels, the staffing need and payrolls in conjunction with reviewing their overall budget. part-time employee will not exceed 29.5 hours, which
have plenty of chances to squeal to russian intelligence agents now. >> urging president obama to consider cancelling an upcoming meeting in russia. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: when the russian government allowed snowden to land several weeks ago, the white house knew this day would come. now russia has ignored direct pleas from president obama and the famous reset in the famous relations have been jeopardized. lawmakers now urging a forceful white house response. >> president obama battered away persistent questions about snowden during a meeting with the president of yemen. mr. obama did not want to personalize his sense of anger and disappointment leaving that to his spokesman. >> we see this as an unfortunate development and we are extremely disappointed by it. >> one that blindsided the white house and could imperil a planned obama/putin summit in moscow early next month. >> we are evaluating the summit in light of this. >> just after snowden arrived in russia, mr. putin tryobama tried to downplay it. >> i will not have one case
's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama speaks out about the terror threat that shut down embassies in the muslim world. >> criminal charges have been filed in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> musty, dirt-like. >> a nasty taste coming from bay area taps. >> the santa clara valley water district says they are battling mother nature now. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. it's wednesday, august 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning. it is 6:01. we are following several developing stories as you wake up. oakland police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 1-year-old boy and his father. police believe the shooter fired into the house on gormley avenue from the back. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> family and friends of a mi
. >>> this is one photo op we won't be seeing anytime soon, president obama cancersfulling the scheduled one on -- canceling the scheduled oneon one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. it could be payback for moscow's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia next month. >>> if you want to get in the fourth largest lottery jackpot in history up one hour. people were lining up for tickets to the powerball drawing estimated at $425 million. that's if you take the 30 annual payouts. the lump sum, that's $245 million before taxes. ticket sales stop at 7:00. the drawing is at 8:00. your chance of winning, 1 in 175 million. so good luck on that. >>> the moto x is coming and i'll tell you about the features that could bruise apple and steal away iphone users coming up. >> and tesla stock hits warp speed even though the bay area carmaker said it is still losing money. ,, goodnight. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french) so you can express your gratitude... i
latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> sources in the obama administration say the u.s. is preparing for possible military action in syria after a suspected chemical weapons attack outside damascus killed hundreds of civilians. marlie hall reports today the united nations will begin investigating whether poisonous gases. a warning, some images may be difficult to watch. >>> reporter: white house officials say there is little doubt syrian forces used chemical weapons to attack civilians in the suburbs of damascus. aid groups say the alleged attack last wednesday killed more than 300 people including women and children. after days of pressure and meetings with united nations representatives, sunday the syrian government agreed to let u.n. experts inspect the site of the alleged attack. syria's information minister says, the regime of president bashar assad has never used chemical weapons. the united nations team will begin a factfinding monday to determine if poisonous gases were used. but the united states is concerned it's too late. u.s. offic
. president obama today presented army f sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award... the medal of honor. >>> a soldier from antioch is presented army staff sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award, the medal of honor. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by medal of honor recipient staff sergeant ty carter. >> reporter: more than 40 members of his family filled the room. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. >> reporter: in this video recorded by the taliban it was an ambush at command out post keating. on october 3, 2009, u.s. troops were outnumbered by hundreds of taliban fighters. ty carter risked his life to save an injured soldier and resupply ammunition to soldiers drafted in a humvee. >> it was chaos. the blizzard of bullets and steel into which ty ran not once, twice or even a few times but perhaps 10 times and in doing so he displayed the he ises of true heroism, not the urge to surpass but the urge to serve o
. >>> developing news now. president obama is considering a limited military strike on syria to punish syrian president bashar assad for using chemical weapons in his country's civil war. cbs reporter tara mergener reports from the white house. >> reporter: united nations inspectors returned to their damascus hotel after their second visit to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack had to be postponed for security reasons. the obama administration isn't waiting for the team's findings. secretary of state john kerry says there is undenial evidence syrian president bashar assad used toxic gas on his own people. defense secretary chuck hagel telled the bbc, u.s. forces will be ready to act as soon as president obama gives the order. >> but if you the order comes you're ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: four u.s. navy warships are in the eastern mediterranean ready to launch cruise missiles that would likely strike syrian military targets. the white house has been reaching out to congress and nato allies to build support for action. president obama has
when we come back. >>> first lady michelle obama opening up about family and life in the white house in a new magazine interview. does she think there will be a female commander in chief in her lifetime. >>> pressure is on. meet sup in the bay area today. as much as 10 degrees warmer. potential maybe for a thunderstorm tonight? tomorrow? talk about that. first looking at the numbers. wow, already 68 at livermore. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> going to be a nice day in the bay area today. er to cast high, about 85 degrees under perfectly sunny skies. ,,,,,,,, 's vineyard >>> first lady michelle obama is wrapping up her family's summer vacation in hair that and vineyard today. she's looking ahead to life after the white house. new details on how she's opening up in a new magazine interview. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard. opening up to parade magazine about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life. figuring out thousand make the ambulance. asked about these comments. >> as
. >> president obama canceled his meeting with russian president putin next month in moscow. >> he didn't like putin's demands the summit be held shirtless. >> three power ball tickets match in last night's drawing. >> china, throwing passengers from their seats. 23 were injured. >> hugging christian renaldo. >> uh-oh, he's feeling it. the big finish. >> and all that matters. >> caretakers implementing an innovative way to keep vegetation under control. they're bringing on the goats. >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the president wanted to hurt putin, he would have said he was coming and stood him up. trust me, that hurts the most. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on asignment so anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west a wildfire is racing across southern california threatening about half a dozen communities. 1,500 people have been evacuated. several homes burned. >> so far, three people are hurt. the silver fire broke out about 80 miles east of los angeles. ben tracy is at the scene in cabazon. >> reporter: anthony and norah, good morn
close call on the freeway, someone pulled him from his burning car. >>> the obamas have a new dog. sunny. >> portuguese water dog like the first dog bo. >> wounded warrior softball team made a stop to show support for victims disabled in the bombing. >> handicapped, disabled. >> alex rodriguez, a pitcher drills him in the rib cage. they stopped the game and let the pitcher with the baseball gets to choose an animal from the top shelf. >>> welcome to >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell is off. good morning, gayle. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the political crisis in egypt, which threatened to take a new turn. the u.s. is taking a hard look at the aid it provides. >> meanwhile the leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is under arrest. charlie d'agata in cairo. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and charlie. egypt security forces rounded up dozens of muslim brotherhood leaders in the last week. for the military this was public enemy number one and he was caught after a tip-off he was hiding in an apartment in cairo. it wasn't long after
. >>> put on a mask of president obama. >> are you a democrat or republican? >> i'm a rodeo clown. >> the hug. i'm surprised you didn't give him the racket. >> welcome to the network. >> wait, we're doing this every night. >> all that matters. >> president obama the medal of honor. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like you don't have to look too far. just look at your dad. >> on "cbs this morning." >> three metro cops accepted a partygoers standoff invitation at the london carnival. boy, did they have the moves. >> quite a lot of twerking. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," charlie rose and norah o'donnell are off today but anthony mason is here. >> good to be back. >> good to have you here. u.s. military preparing for an attack on syria. the obama administration is making its most forceful case yet for action. >> the president is expected to reveal evidence today showing syria did use chemical weapons against its own people. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> gayle anthony, good morning. there's no longer a
under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. >>> well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning heading across the deck from sausalito towards doyle drive. no delay in either direction and they
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
in the crash. conductors caught misbehaving in argentina were all fired. >>> today president obama will meet with a bipartisan group of congress members to make a case in support of surveillance programs. he wants to make clear his view that the programs are necessary to keep the country safe. yesterday, the president's national security team acknowledged for the first time it can read and store phone records of millions of americans when investigating one suspected terrorist. but the white house insists such records are rarely searches and only suspected terrorists are targeted. the government can also keep close tabs on what you do online. kpix 5's sharon chin explains what the x key score program can do. >>> reporter: the u.s. government can vacuum up information on nearly everything you do on the internet as you're doing it. the secret program called x key score details in these classified nsa documents apparently leaked by edward snowden. >> they have multiple ways to get at all your information, phones that you mail, your web browsing. >> reporter: mark klein blew the whistle on the ns
a clinic in oakland. and then the senator threw a press conference to where she counted obama care, performing the rhetorical surgery on those that seek to appeal it. >> just this past friday, republicans in the house voted for the 40th time to dismantle the law. and in other pointless votes. >> reporter: when it comes to the obama care, a lot is riding on california. heavily invested in making sure that the new exchange will be covering california and showing them how it works. beginning on october 21, individuals and the small businesses can shop on the exchange for a policy. more than 2 million californians will qualify for a federal subsidy. >> families may be between $33,000 to $230,000. individuals making between $16,000 to $45,000. >> young healthy americans, will enough of them enroll in the exchange to keep the financial structure working? she thinks to think yes. >> i think that once the young people seat advantages, just as they do when they get auto insurance, they wouldn't think twice on getting behind the wheel without it. i think we're going to be okay. >> under obam
. >> reporter: president obama got serious during an interview on the tonight show with jay leno speaking publicly for the first time about the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> reporter: the president ordered the closure of almost two dozen u.s. embassies and consulates in the muslim world this past weekend. 19 of them remain shut down until saturday. >> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> mm-hm. >> and we have to -- you know, we have to stay on top of it. >> reporter: yesterday, the u.s., france and britain evacuated their workers from embassies in yemen because of the threat. >> this is a decision related to a specific immediate threat. >> reporter: the u.s. government continues to target alleged members of al qaeda as it deals with this latest threat. a suspected u.s. drone strike killed four men yesterday. it's the fourth attack in two weeks. >> reporter: a new focus on security overseas surfaced following the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya on september 11th, 2012. ambassador chris stevens and
,000 have been hurt. cbs reporter alfonso van marsh says apparently president obama has had enough. >>> reporter: relatives carried bodies of the dead after wednesday's brutal military crackdown on supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. he was a peaceful protestor, this man said. egyptian authorities say more than 500 people died wednesday. president obama condemned the killings and said the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises with egypt. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets. >> reporter: france is also calling for peace and reconciliation. supporters marched in alexandria to protest a massacre. we will not accept people dying, she shouts. "muslim brotherhood" protestors torched government buildings in cairo. they are also accused of burning catholic churches and revenge attacks on them. the military says 43 government troops died in wednesday's fighting. egyptian authorities have authorized police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key st
.s. will include the brotherhood have been ignored. >> has law makers calling for president obama to suspend aid to the country. even cutting off $1.5 become in annual support may not bring the change washington is looking for. >>> on monday secretary of defense was asked if cutting aid to egypt would help end the violence. >> all of the ability to influence the outcome is limited. up to the egyptian people. >> even if the u.s. does cut off support, egypt may not lose a dime. reimburse egypt if western countries suspend their aid. cbs news, washington. >> in pakistan a court indicted former president in the 2007 assassination. former military leader has faced criminal proceedings. >> new details this morning about the injury suffer by the surviving boston marathon bombing suspect. tsarnaev was shot in the face. not sure if that was self inflicted. >>> accused murderer and kidnapper james dimaggio left his life insurance mother to the grandmother of hannah anderson. $112,000 will go to bernice anderson. dimaggio lived with her for a couple years. he was shot to death in an attempt to rescue hanna
. >> reporter: the obama administration claims assad has ordered the use of chemical weapons in the past. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >>> iran, one of syria's strongest allies, said this morning there is no way the attack is from government troops. iran's foreign minister blames the deaths on terrorism. >>> happening today, egypt's deposed leader hosni mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest. he was ordered released this week following more than two years in detention. he is 85 and in frail health. he still faces retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of protestors during the uprising that toppled his government in 2011. >>> it is 5:06. new details now. the national security agency has gathered more emails than previously disclosed. the nsa yesterday declassified three court rulings which showed the agency read as many as 56,000 emails from americans not connected to foreign terrorists. the nsa says it was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of internet traffic that was connected to terror suspects. the foreign intelligenc
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
. >> reporter: president obama who arrived home sunday from camp david received regular briefings all weekend from his security team. u.s. embassies and consulates were shut down sunday primarily in muslim countries from africa to south asia. officials are fully aware it was 15 years ago this week al qaeda bombed two u.s. embassies in east africa. and just last september islamic extremists killed four americans in attacks on two u.s. facilities in benghazi. now, in addition to the chatter, there are other factors also suggesting an attack could be coming. a u.s. drone strike recently killed a deputy commander of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the group openly vowed revenge. just in the past week, the leader of al qaeda publicly called for new attacks on american. charlie, norah. >> bob thanks. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he h
pakistan and afghanistan. >> president obama will be taking questions at a noon conference, major garrett is at the white house. a lot things to discuss. >> a great number of topics. the president will deal with all the things you've talked about, pakistan, this new evacuation of embassy personnel, yemen, the uptick in strikes by drones, unmanned aerial vehicles. all of these things will be brought before the president. he's having this press conference before he takes the first family up to martha's vineyard for a week-long vacation. all those terror alerts and security situations will haunt that vacation. as will the destabilized situation in egypt. two members of the senate john mccain, and lindsey graham trying to negotiate some reconciliation, there, those efforts failed. the president monitoring that very carefully. and he'll use this press conference to again drive his retooled economic message which deemphasizes deficit reduction in the coming months with the congress and elevates job growth and wage growth. the president will try to use that messag
:16. america's college students are about to get a break on loans. president obama is expected to sign a new bill calling for the student loan rate to drop to 3.9% for undergraduates. rates would then be tied to the financial markets rising as the economy improves. the bipartisan measure has limits on how high the rates can go. >>> starting this fall, online classes will be offered by all 23 campuses in the california state university system. san jose state university and several other csu schools already offer online courses. the online classes will be available to all csu students regardless of where they attend. this will make more options available as many campuses deal with high enrollments. >>> well, there's so much to see at the oakland zoo and summertime usually means big crowds there, too. >> but one group of kids is getting vip access. they are learning about the animals' habitat, feeding schedules, and even social skills. it's all part of the oakland zoocamp. >> female warthogs and young live in small groups. >>> reporter: this group is taking in all the sights -- >> i like the s
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and consulates. president obama addressed the ongoing threat in an unusual venue for something so serious. the tonight show with jay leno. >> this radical violent extremism is still out there. and we have to stay on top of it. >> and security officials in yemen say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed 7 alleged al qaeda militants in southern yemen. this comes after american and british diplomatic staff members were airlifted out of that country yesterday. >>> the justice department has filed criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the complaint is sealed. so it's not clear how many suspects are charged but they include a man identified as the head of a libyan militia. last september's attack killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >>> a father makes a plea to his former friend to return his daughter back safely. 40-year-old james dimaggio is suspected of killing christina anderson. her body was found dead in a burned-out rubble of his home in san diego county sunday night. a child's body was found in the rubble. investigators
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. >>> president obama, leonardo dicaprio, even albert einstein are moving on. the wax museum at fisherman's wharf is closing its doors tonight. it's been a fixture on the waterfront for 50 years and attracted thousands of tourists and more than a few locals. the owner of the space will lease to merlin entertainment which will open a new attraction next year. you have until 9:00 tonight to take one last look. >>> the best show in the bay area this weekend will likely take about 12 seconds. that's how long it's going to take to blow up an east bay landmark. kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo in hayward where the blasting experts are laying groundwork for the implosion. >> reporter: experts liken it to a small earthquake except they can predict when and where this will happen. >> every time i wake up in the morning, i look out there and i can see that building. but it's not going be there anymore. >> reporter: a view like this makes warren hall seem small. >> it's an icon for the city of hayward. >> reporter: lee baker lives three miles from campus. >> i want to find out as much as i can about earthquakes.
. >>> developing news tonight. the obama administration is deciding whether or not to cut off aid to egypt in light of increasing violence in the country. topped a visiers met this afternoon to discuss the $1.5 billion military aid slated for egypt. a temporary hold has been put on delivery of some f-16 fighter jets. u.s. aid to egypt is under review following the deadly crack down of supporters of ousted president morsi. >> this government has made promises to transition back to a democratically elected civilian government. the violence has continued at least until the weekend and the early parts of the week are contrary to that promise. >> nearly 1,000 people have died in this last week. today, egyptian security forces arrested the top muslim brotherhood leader. >>> enrollment for obamacare kicks off in october, but many californians are still confused about the president's reforms. a new field poll shows none four state voters knows little or nothing about the affordable care act. it also found 53% of californians support overhaul bucking the national trend, but businesses are making changes to
president obama now to ask for a pardon. he is telling news agencies he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman. manning's lawyer says the letter will explain why manning gave top secret documents to the website wikileaks. manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison. he will be eligible for parole in 7 years. >>> the city of san diego reached a tentative deal with bob filner the mayor who admitted to inappropriate behavior toward women. details are being kept private until tomorrow when the city council meets in closed session. so it's unclear if a resignation might be part of the deal. the news came yesterday shortly after an 18th woman came forward to say filner inappropriately touched her. businesswoman dianne north carolina says it happened three months ago as they posed for a photo. >> it was a hand that went to my back, to my buttocks and i was shocked. it was inappropriate. and i was startled at the time. >> filner had been resisting calls for him to resign. he was supposed to return to work this week after spending time in a rehabilitation program. >>> some local st
, then there need to be international consequences. >> president obama says he has not yet decided whether or not to attack syria. this morning, u.n. chemical weapons experts were out collecting samples from that alleged chemical attack. >>> major nidal hasan will die for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in the fort hood shooting in texas. a military jury sentenced the army psychiatrist responsible for the 2009 mass shooting. it was the worst mass murder at a military installation in the u.s. history. one of the victims who survived said the worst of his injuries is ptsd. >> my loved ones have to be cognizant how they approach me. i'm always looking for the threat because i was caught by surprise so that will never happen to me again. >> hasan didn't dispute the charges saying the attack was motivated by muslims insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> 3, 2, 1! >> so what's more fun than launching marshmallows? not much. where kids are learning to make these gadgets take off in this week's "cool school." >> businesses adjusting their schedule during the bay bridge closure. the opti
and morsi supporters have killed at least 500 people. president obama addressed the volatile situation earlier this morning. >> the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the attacks that we've seen by protestors including on churches. >> president obama scrapped a joint u.s. egyptian military exercise scheduled for next month. >>> a subtle stand against anti- gay laws in russia. the message behind those rainbow nails from an international track and field star coming up. >> i was just shocked to see how many underaged girls were being sold. >> a terrible realization has ignited a real rescue mission but theses bay women never blinked. what they are doing to get women and children off the streets. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5 weather center. a lot of sunshine showing up now. this is going to be as good as it gets to the remainder of the week. we'll talk about that coming up. at farmers we make you smarte
to the area by the government. >> reporter: the obama administration says assad has ordered the use of chemical weapons in the past. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> iran one of syria's allies says there is no way this is an attack from government troops. they blame it on terrorists. in the past week or so more than 35,000 syrian refugees have fled to iraq raising the prospects of iraq getting more involved in syria's war. >>> the national security agency has picked up more americans' emails than previously disclosed. they declassified three court rulings which show the agency read as many as 56,000 emails from americans not connected to foreign terrorists. the nsa says it unintentionally gathered that internet traffic. the foreign intelligence surveillance court ruled it unconstitutional and ordered the agency to find ways to limit what it collects and how long it keeps it. >>> president obama begins a two-day bus tour of new york and pennsylvania today. his first stop will be in buffalo where he will talk about making college education more affordable. other stops include sy
no to any british involvement. a big pr blow to president barack obama and highlights growing concern that the u.s. is rushing to judgment. the white house says there is evidence that the syrian government was behind last week's chemical attack against civilians but so far we have not seen any of that evidence. in san francisco tonight, dozens of protesters held yellow signs saying more u.s. military action in the arab world would be a mistake. >> i am devastating. i hate what is happening there. but i also hate what we have done around the world. the reality is that we have created much of the stuff going on there. >>> president barack obama is still prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on syria. the white house is not saying when. the u.n. inspectors investigating the chemical attack will leave the country on saturday. >>> coming up, would you be willing to pay more for your burger? >> i get things backwards a lot lately. >> how the huge nfl settlement could change the life of this former 49er's star. >>> and finally an amusement park for little kids and adults. a l
for president obama who is back at the white house this morning. defense secretary chuck hagel meets with reporters this hour. he could face questions about cutting military aid to egypt. lawmakers are divided on that. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we could cut off aid, the administration did, and then not do it then you lose your credibility and you influence. >> i don't think you throw the baby out with the bath water. egypt's an important country. i think we have to be very, very careful before we willy-nilly just cut off aid. >> bill plante is at the white house. >> reporter: president obama would prefer to focus on the economy today. he's got a meeting with financial regulators leaders this morning western time. but he can't avoid the problems in egypt. the state department has now begun taking steps to withhold economic aid. that's only about 200 million of the 1.5 billion that egypt gets annually from the u.s. the rest of course is for the military. and that comes as congressional criticism of the response continues to grow. lawmakers have
world. president obama is scheduled to speak today about the terror alert. >>> in washington today the u.s. secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel will meet with their russian counterparts focusing in on the crisis in syria, arms role and missile defense. it could be awkward coming two days after the white house cancelled president obama as september meeting with russian president vladimir putin. >>> a south florida man went to police to confess to murdering his wife but even before he did that, he shocked his facebook friends by posting a picture of his wife's body online. and these are other photos posted earlier this week by 31- year-old derek medina before the killing. neighbors were wary of him. >> he walks around looking confused with a gun. he tried to be like the neighborhood watch guy. he is always there late night. and just always weird to me. always kind of looking around and trying to be a hero. >> a post on his facebook page indicates he killed her after she had punched him during an argument. >> newly recovered surveillance video shows the power of
clown mocked president obama. >> plenty of clouds around the bay area, lots of sunshine and warmer weather coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and it's back-to-work monday. very slow over at the bay bridge toll plaza. i'll have a complete look at your drive into work in just a few minutes. [ male announcer ] what is performance? 0 to 60? or 60 to 0? [ tires screech ] how a car performs in a quarter-mile? [ engine revs ] or a quarter-century? is performance about the joy of driving? or the importance... of surviving. to us, performance is not about doing one thing well. it is about doing everything well. because in the end... everything matters. the best or nothing. that is what drives us. [ hero mom ] oh, yeah. we're gettin' cereal. 'cause over 40 general mills cereals are 130 calories or less per serving. just look for the g. boom! that's how nutrition is done, people. [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible. everybody craves those crazy squares.® j
state of emergency and a nighttime curfew. president obama is expected to speak about the latest violence in egypt in about an hour. >>> you heard it here first. you will be able to drive on the new eastern span of the bay bridge in less than three weeks. kpix 5 broke the news last night and kpix 5 reporter anne makovec with today's vote that is just a formality. anne. >> reporter: we have that exclusive information yesterday in advance of this morning's meeting that the labor day opening for the new span of the bay bridge here behind me is a go. the feds and the governor are in support of opening the new span as soon as possible now that there's a temporary fix for the 32 broken bolts that snapped in march. now crews will be scrambling to get the new span ready, paving and painting the roadway. >> there's a sense of pride in it but there's a sense of satisfaction. it's a whole team that worked on it. and it's nice to see us get to the finish line. >> there will be a modest ceremony marking the grand opening much smaller than the hoopla officials were initially planning like a ma
reconciliation. >> reporter: president obama condemned the government's decision to crackdown on protestors and he announced the u.s. would cancel biannual military exercises with egypt that date back to 1981. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: one thing the u.s. will not do right now is cut off the $1.3 billion in aid to egypt, most of which goes to the military. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> egypt's government criticized president obama's comments. more than 100 egyptian americans held a candlelight memorial in santa clara honoring hundreds killed during the violence in their homeland. they chose one of silicon valley's busiest intersections stevens creek and winchester boulevard. >> this isn't just about egyptians. not just about you know as an egyptian teen, people from my country or homeland die, it's a human being, a human life. that's why we're here. >> many of those in attendance wore white as the symbol of peace and harmony. >>> the firefight in the tahoe nati
weapons attack, the investigation to figure out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> he takes a home run away -- >> good morning, everyone. it's monday, august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. we have some new developments this morning on the "rim" fire up in the sierra foothills. it's now one of the biggest fires in california history and is threatening more communities there. some new mandatory evacuations as well as evacuation warnings and advisories ordered yesterday. nearly 225 square miles have already burned. the fire is only 7% contained. the fire has burned the tuolumne family camp owned by the city of berkeley. the camp was evacuated last tuesday along with other camps in the area. fire is still burning along both sides of highway 120. that road remains closed outside of groveland. crews are making significant progress though on the southwestern edge
out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning. monday has arrived. it's august 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we're following several developing stories as you wake up this morning. the bay bridge closes in just two days to put the finishing touches on the new eastern span before it opens to the public. the five-day closure begins wednesday night so other bay area bridges and roads will get crowded. >>> today u.n. everyone inspectors will begin -- united nations inspectors will begin an investigation of chemical weapons outside damascus. independent analysts say more than 300 people died last week from toxic gas. rebel forces blame government troops a claim the governor denies. >>> the wildfire near yosemite national park is burning out of control. flames are jumping from treetop to treetop. "rim" fire
. [ crying ] >> president obama also credited sergeant carter for acknowledging his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. carter spoke after the ceremony about troops suffering with ptsd. >> know that they are not damaged. they are simply burden with living when others did not. know that they, we, are not defeated. never defeated. we are resilient and will emerge stronger over time. >> we have posted the full video of today's medal of honor ceremony at kpix.com. >>> the u.s. could soon launch a military strike against syria. the obama administration says syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people and then tried to cover up the attack. secretary of state john kerry said he watched video showing the victims suffering. he says president obama believes there must be accountability for those who use the weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. >> military experts members of congress and others say using cruise missiles to strike syrian targets is most likely the action that would be take
today. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeown and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but many aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed the bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision not decision precede evidence. >> reporter: the white house will move forward white house
obama is extremely disappointed that russia approved his asylum request which is good for one year. his lawyers showed the government paperwork that allows his client to leave the moscow airport. snowden spent more than a month living there waiting for his papers. the u.s. has demanded that russia send snowden home to face prosecution for espionage. the president vladimir putin dismissed the request. >>> secretary of state john kerry is expected to resume high-level talks in pakistan today working on a security agreement that would allow american forces to stay in afghanistan beyond 2014. the move is to reassure the united states is not abandoning the region. no word on how many troops would remain but kerry says americans would train afghan forces and carry out commando raids against terrorist cells. >>> a kidnap victim stood up to her tormenter today in court. >> day turned into night, night turned into day. years turned into eternity. nobody should ever have to go through what i went through or anybody else not even the worstes enemy. >> michelle knight stood just feet away from arie
. >>> as the death toll mounts, so does pressure from capitol hill with more and more congressmen calling for obama to cut off aid. >> we can't support the reaction from the military. >> retains the force saying the egyptian military is necessary because it keeps the peace and provides safe passage through the canal. >> there are no good choices in egypt. but of the two, there's more opportunity to protect american interests if we work with the military. >> the u.s. and roughly $1.5 billion to egypt each year with all of it going directly to the military. cbs news, washington. >> diplomates are gathering this morning to discuss possible action in response to the crisis in egypt. >>> a demonstration here in san francisco included both opponents. but all were protesting the brutal government crack down. some have lost family members in the violence. >> we have another friend who lost his partner who was a silicon valley entrepreneur and a founder of a company here and we have another friend who lost two cousins. >> some of yesterday's protestors say the government is trying to minimize the number of
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